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I designed my own sunshade for Model X's Panoramic windshield. Anyone interested?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by Okgo, Aug 8, 2016.

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Would you get this sunshade for yourself?

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  2. No

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  1. Okgo

    Okgo Member

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    A few weeks ago, I created a post saying how much I hate the panoramic windshield.
    Love the car, HATE HATE HATE the Pano Roof.

    I have been complaining about the panoramic windshield since the day I got my P90D. I searched all over the Internet but couldn't find one single sunshade that is easy to install/uninstall, that is usable while driving, and most importantly that blocks both heat and light. So I went on and design my own with the help of a sunshade manufacturer. I tested the sunshade on my car, Very Happy with the result.

    My sunshade can be used while driving or parked. Extremely easy to install, simply pat it to the windshield and it will stick. When you don't want shade, just gently peel it off the windshield.

    Would you be interested in getting one, if it is available on the market? Please see attached youtube video.

     
  2. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I currently use the heat shield for the panoramic windshield that is like your sunshade in the video but it covers the entire windshield.

    As a upgrade, I would be willing to purchase a sunshade that matches the headliner and goes from the back all the way to the mirror.
     
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  3. Okgo

    Okgo Member

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    Where did you buy the heatshield? Can you drive with the shield?
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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  5. Okgo

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    I saw it. Thanks. I think mine is better. easier to install and looks better. and much cheaper too.
     
  6. Colby Boles

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    You should probably show the temperatures using some form of contact temperature sensor. Assuming the silver surface of your shade is IR reflective you are actually taking readings from other parts of the car below reflecting off of the shade. Not doubting that your solutions works, just saying that this probably the not best way to show how well it is working.

    Another suggestion would be to have two of the same objects sitting at head level in both the driver's and passenger seats, with a shade installed on one side as before. Leave it out for a few hours in the sun and then come back and measure via IR the temps of these two objects to show how much hotter the one has become than the other.
     
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  7. electricity

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    I would get something like this if it would look great, with the headliner back like the Captain said. If not , I rather take the heat.
     
  8. commasign

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    @Okgo - yes. I'll buy a pair. Would be great if you offered black to match the black headliner but either way I like the ease of the cling type backing.
     
  9. Kbra

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    UAF, just sayn
     
  10. Okgo

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    OK. I am going to order them in black. It's hard to order just a few hundred...the manufacturer said minimum quantity is 10,000 pair, I wonder if there are these many X out on the road yet hahaha....my Vin is 5k something and I took delivery in June.
     

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